Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell from the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast join us this week! In this minute of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film ‘Thor,’ Thor’s rude to Heimdall as he kinda pushes past him into Heimdall’s Observatory, but Heimdall obviously goes along with it as he walks in and activates it with his sword, igniting a Yggrdrasil-like lightning storm inside the Observatory, setting the Observatory’s shell spinning.
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Get Started:MMM Season 3 • Iron Man 2
We’re gearing up for the public release of Marvel Movie Minute season 3 and our minute-by-minute take on ‘Iron Man 2’. To get you ready, we offer this backgrounder complete with a comic book curriculum so that you can get your arms around the lore that served as seed to the film.
The day has arrived! In case you’re just tuning in, this is technically minute zero of Iron Man 2. We figured many of you might be joining us for the first time so we’ve created this episode to begin as we embark on the minute by minute dissection of Tony Stark’s second outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Obsessive movie trivia? Check. Weird comparisons? Check. Unbelievably strange pop culture references? Check! Let’s begin!
We begin minute one with a tour of the good and the bad of sequels with the number 2 in them. Then the real discussion begins with Paramount, Jon Favreau and the state of Marvel Studios all the way back in 2010. We dive into some deep motion graphic history of company logos and go back to the first Iron Man movie and add in some Russian landmarks for good measure. Bonus: we’ve got a Yugo, our first, mind-blowing edition of Meanwhile in MCU and a “boyd” sighting!
We confess our love for some movies featuring Russians and Val Kilmer. Why? You’ll understand because there’s a connection between one of them and this minute. But wait, we’ve got our first brand new character introduced in Iron Man 2. Not human, but it’s ok. There’s discussion of press conference cameras and we introduce everyone’s favorite antagonist family: the Vanko’s! If you love Yevgeni Lazarev and/or Mickey Rourke then this minute’s for you.